Nursing Case Study

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B. SOURCE AND RELIABILITY OF INFORMATION Information that was obtained came from the patient's chart. The patient at the time was unconscious and unable to speak. C. REASONS FOR SEEKING CARE OR CHIEF COMPLAINTS Chest Pain Difficulty in breathing Infection D.HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS/ OR PRESENT HEALTH The patient was admitted on June 18, 2011. The initial diagnosis of the patient was Acute Myocardial Infarction, DM Type 2. The patient was E. DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORY Erik Erikson labeled the crisis of this period as Integrity vs Despair. Rather than focus on the external adjustments related to the series of physical social losses experienced by the elderly, Erikson focused on an internal struggle. As death approaches, people begin a life review that involves deciding whether or not their lives have been worthwhile. This opens them to the ultimate despair in the view that their lives have not been what it could or what should have been, and that it is now too late to do anything abou

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Nursing Case StudyAdmission/ Final DiagnosisI. Health HistoryA. DEMOGRAPHICAL DATAClient's Initials: D. G. BGender: FemaleAge: 80 Religion: Iglesia ni CristoOccupation: Self - employedUsual Source of Medical Care: HospitalDate of Admission: June 18, 2011 Initial Diagnosis: T/C AMI, DM Type 2B. SOURCE AND RELIABILITY OF INFORMATIONInformation thatwasobtained camefrom thepatient'schart.Thepatient at the time was unconscious and unable to speak.C. REASONS FOR SEEKING CARE OR CHIEF COMPLAINTS Chest PainDifficulty in breathingInfectionD.HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS/ OR PRESENT HEALTHThe patient was admitted on June 18, 2011. The initial diagnosis of the patient was Acute Myocardial Infarction, DM Type 2. The patient was E. DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORYErik Erikson labeled the crisis of this period as Integrity vs Despair. Rather than focus on the external adjustments related to the series of physical social losses experienced by the elderly, Erikson focused on an internal struggle. As death approaches, people begin a life review that involves deciding whether or not their lives have been worthwhile. This opens them to the ultimate despair in the view that their lives have not been what it could or what should have been, and that it is now too late to do anything about it. The resulting disgust is actually contempt for themselves, when facing such despair invokes the search for ego integrity. Ego integrity involves acceptance of

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